ScHoolboy Q "Oxymoron" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

posted Saturday February 22 ,2014 at 03:10PM CST | 275 comments

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UPDATE #4: Stream ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" through iTunes ahead of its release date.

ScHoolboy Q says his new album, Oxymoron, is slated to be released January 2014, according to the rapper's verse on Isaiah Rashad's "Shot You Down (Remix)," which was released today (October 18). 

During his verse on the selection, Q addresses his album's delays. 

"I'm still stuck in my ways," ScHoolboy Q raps on the song. "A nigga just tryin' to get paid / I'm tired of answering questions why Oxymoron delayed / See, I was thinking November, but January is sweet / They set my Setbacks is free, my Habits won in my sleep / So January agree, get a taste of this gangsta / See I'm just tryna eat with a freak of the week."

The album has been delayed several times, reportedly due to sample clearance issues. Q recently confirmed that he completed the album and said that he'd submitted the project to Top Dawg, CEO of Top Dawg Ent. However, Top Dawg later told fans that Oxymoron still had samples to clear before it could have a release date.

Top Dawg's September Twitter updates can be found below. 

ScHoolboy Q has spoken extensively about Oxymoron

In June, Q spoke with HipHopDX about how his fellow Black Hippy members have influenced his work on Oxymoron.

“I strive to be better than Kendrick, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock,” Q says. “You have to compete. You can’t just let them niggas just keep shootin’ over you. Especially Kendrick, at the rate he’s going and progressing in this music. It’s inspiring. It’s crazy. I’m glad he dropped [good kid, m.A.A.d city]. If he didn’t drop that album, there’s no telling how good my album would’ve been. It’s competition. I gotta be better than his shit or just as good. It has to be just as good or better.” 

(October 18)

UPDATE: ScHoolboy Q has announced Oxymoron's release date. The project is set to be released February 25.

(December 21)

UPDATE #2: Top Dawg Entertainment has revealed the cover art for ScHoolboy Q's standard and deluxe editions of Oxymoron. The cover art for the standard edition can be found below, followed by the deluxe version, which features a ski mask. 

The tracklisting cannot be confirmed as of yet, but it does appear that "Collard Greens," "Man of the Year" and "Break The Bank" are slated to appear on the project, according to the standard edition's tentative tracklisting on iTunes

(January 20)

UPDATE #3: The tracklist for ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron has been released. The project is slated to feature Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Tyler, the Creator and Kurupt, among others. The tracklist can be found below, as reported by Complex.

1. “Gangsta”
2. “Los Awesome” (f. Jay Rock)
3. “Collard Greens” (f. Kendrick Lamar)
4. “What They Want” (f. 2 Chainz)
5. “Hoover Street”
6. “Studio” (f. BJ the Chicago Kid)
7. “Prescription/Oxymoron”
8. “The Purge” (f. Tyler, the Creator & Kurupt)
9. “Blind Threats” (f. Raekwon)
10. “Hell of a Night”
11. “Break the Bank”
12. “Man of the Year”
13. “His & Her Friend” (f. SZA)
14 “Grooveline Pt. 2″ (f. Suga Free)
15. “F**k LA”

(February 3)

UPDATE #4: ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron is available for streaming through iTunes. In order to stream the album before its release date, click here.   

RELATED: ScHoolboy Q Says Kendrick Lamar Inspires Him, Talks Parenting & "Oxymoron"

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  • Anonymous
    I first didn't like the shit but when I chilled out and stopped acting like a little bitch I found myself liking more tracks, I only dislike los awesome. I just hate q on it I hate the beat I hate jay rock on it. Purge hit and miss. I don't like that. 2 awful tracks on an album is great in todays market. Slaughterhouse had nearly a whole album. Q does what he does to perfection. bit of polish on the lyrics and he is golden. sometimes I hear his influences in his songs,hear 50 and Eminem.
  • Anonymous
    Production sucks.
  • Anonymous
    A very cold west coast album. Only a few tracks I find myself skipping over, overall I would give it a 4/5. Don't get the hate on Los Awesome either, shit bumps really hard in the whip.
    • Anonymous
      You must have a very bad audio system, if you find this album sound bumping.. Terrible album with bad production and annoying tracks. 'Man Of The Year' is the best track on this, since it has the only great beat on the album and verses are good too.
    • Anonymous
      Los Awesome is brutal
  • Anonymous
    Fake ass Hipster, this nigga is a gangmember and a hoodlum posing as a damn druggie
    • Anonymous
      im pretty sure he really was a druggie and might still be, why would anyone want to pretend to be loser addicted to pills
  • Anonymous
    I agree, Kendrick looks like one of those Ewok bears from Star Wars or that orang puppet named Bert from sesame street. His Brillo Pad haircut and shabby clothes are just a gimmick. I used to like him untill the hipsters started masterbating to his lyrics and and offering to sacrifice their children on alters for him.
    • Anonymous
      Your extreme hatred is causing you to make female-like judgements and lies.
    • Anonymous
      OP is clearly a homo judging artists based off looks and clothes. Like who cares what a nigga looks like I listen to the music and he made a great album.
    • Anonymous
      "I used to like him untill the hipsters started masterbating to his lyrics and and offering to sacrifice their children on alters for him." I'm pretty sure this make YOU the hipster! Isn't that what they do? Brag about liking artists before everyone else knew them and got popular?
    • Anonymous
      So having a short flattop fade and wearing regular clothes that don't have a European name are gimmicks? Not a fake street image or using auto-tune in every song? I don't know if you're either stupid or a dumb troll. Besides, hipsters don't even listen to hip-hop music, they like that indie-rock shit.
    • Anonymous
      Naw hipsters claim to like everything now LOL. The hipsters I know all claim to be down with Wu-Tang but can't name 10 songs or all the members.
    • Anonymous
      i wonder if this comment was left by the guy who listens to dragon ball z head aka child predator baby birdman
    • Anonymous
      Who is the idiotic moron that spams the same shit under every post like a mumbling Tard he always says LIES or YOU MADE THAT UP. Stupid rejected tool.
    • Anonymous
      ayo i dont see any comments above saying LIES or YOU MADE THAT UP
    • Anonymous
      "Naw hipsters claim to like everything now LOL. The hipsters I know all claim to be down with Wu-Tang but can't name 10 songs or all the members." Those aren't hipsters, those are bandwagon people. You have no idea what a hipster is, do you? Do you even know the definition of a hipster? If you don't what a hipster is, then you can't use that word.
    • Anonymous
      break it down for me Webster
  • Anonymous
    Too street and not Hippy enough but this guy is a Crip and a drug addict so I wasnt expecting some Nas shit, he has a horrible ear for beats and this album didnt live up to the Hippy hype but he will sell well since he stands next to King Kedrick who is the beloved Ewok of the industry.
    • Anonymous
      Looks like we've got a lying hater.
  • Mr. Tibbs
    Went to a listening party Friday and I'm really disappointed. All of the singles and video's are good songs but the album overall lacks depth and is really gangsta. If you like gangsta then this album might be for you, but the reason I like Kendrick is because of his message through the music on both albums he did. I know they are 2 different artist but I was hoping that he (Q.) figured out what made Kendrick successful and followed that formula. On top of that considering all the delays and push backs I really expected this album to be flawless. No message, he can only stand on the hot beats, and the album flow sucks. Its so up and down with no structure. TDE? Kendrick!!!!!
    • Anonymous
      Ab Soul will come through and make us all forget this mess.
  • Anonymous
    i predict he will sell more than French Montana with first week sales of about 95-105k
  • Oudge1983
    my roomate's mother makes $72 /hr on the internet . She has been without a job for 7 months but last month her pay was $21924 just working on the internet for a few hours. check out the post right here,,,,,,,,,, WWW.Works6.COM
  • Anonymous
    This record is filled with violence and ignorance, just another street animal bragging about his crimes, these guy is a chode
  • Anonymous
    I dont like Q or his music but I force myself to try and like him and his music because I love Kendrick so much.
    • Anonymous
      Kendrick just happens to be the best TDE artist. And this album is getting to much hype from HHDX, so I'm going to state my opinion.
    • Anonymous
      i cant tell if that comment is serious or just some loser cryin
    • Anonymous
      Guy probably thinks Q is signed to Kendrick
    • Anonymous
      Kendrick Lamar sounds like a Somalian immigrant when he raps, he ruined an entire Pusha T song where he says "You wanna see a dead body" and he sounds like an alien robot from Ethiopia. Black hipster nerd with his goofy haircut and hippy clothes his album was okay but Schoolboy dropped a MANs album with real lyrics delivered in a mans voice without background vocals from some hippie chick.
    • Anonymous
      HAHAHAHAHAHAH
    • Anonymous
      "a MANs album with real lyrics delivered in a mans voice without background vocals from some hippie chick."
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 5, everything you just said about Kendrick is all a lie. You're just hating on the dude.
    • Anonymous
      yo thats funny cause i see Q's album as more for the kids and young folk while GKMC is a masterpiece enjoyed by all, even with a hippie chick doing bg vocals
    • Anonymous
      he knows all about Somalian immigrants as thats who he works with everyday
    • Anonymous
      Listen to DZK and forget about Q. Treacherous Abbot > any Q song.
    • Anonymous
      I dont work with Somalian immigrants but I seen a movie about those pirates and they talk like Kendrick raps in that weird robotic alien from Pluto voice like a hypnotized Black muppet or a Gremlin from an African Jungle. I hate that nerd I want to go to his concert and hurl a can of Hormel Chili at his fuckin chest and leave a dent in his chest plate.
    • ^
      Yeah, you're a hater making up lies.
    • Anonymous
      "I hate that nerd I want to go to his concert and hurl a can of Hormel Chili at his fuckin chest and leave a dent in his chest plate." Only sad and lonely people hate people they don't know.
    • Anonymous
      Troll guy is still a virgin.
    • Anonymous
      what does that make you? im sure niggas who go around calling people virgins online are just rolling in the poon
  • Anonymous
    All the dam hype and this hippy picked some of the shittiest beats he could find? What the hell is up with the Production, he should have had Dr Dre oversee the sequencing and mixing, so e of the songs on my bootleg version sound poorly mixed. I am disappointed and I refuse to purchase this CD and I think Earl Sweatshirt had a better CD.
  • Aninfurururb
    Whatever happened to Akon tho? I ain't seen that nigga in a minute.
    • Anonymous
      he said he made more money off Lady Gaga's ass than he ever did with his own music, he probably chillin like a villain somewhere
  • Anonymous
    sup wit a 16 track album where 10 songs have features?
    • Anonymous
      supwoovers ko kracy
  • Anonymous
    We like an ab soul feature and a new Kendrick feature would of been nice. give jay rock a good beat too damn.
  • Anonymous
    I only like break the bank,studio. collard greens WAS! nice , old now. Man of the year feels old now. So the only fresh song I like on the album is studio ,just abit bland,terrible beat selection,normally TDE has good beat selection.
  • Anonymous
    it's not better than Habits and Contradictions